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I actually see a Steve Bruce parallel. Unfortunately. The only exception is we played some decent football for half a dozen games when Dean Smith arrived, defence excepted. At the end of the first Steve Bruce season 50 % of us thought his tactics and ability to motivate players at a club our size was very questionable. Seems to be going same way. Why Taylor was ever picked again after Wigan shows a lack of respect to the fans witnessing a shirker without hunger. El Ghazi and Adomah do not exactly fit the same category but contribute nothing whatsoever. Making changes with 14 minutes to go when it had been obvious since the early stages of the first half we weren't gelling. Then saying we were near the level he expects?????? Scary. Then Kelly saying after Wigan game that our players 'do want it'; maybe he was on about the wages packet as cannot imagine it was about a desperate desire to win each game. I would like DS to say, "Quality is not just in the feet, it is in the heart and the head, I am not sure some of these players have that". Then drop Neil Taylor which implies he is one of them and shames the rest to change there approach. I am not saying we should sack Dean Smith, but when we hear 'he needs 2-3 windows' it was the same with Martin O'Neil and suddenly a Man City comes along. e.g rules change or owners change or cannot release money. Did Wolves, Leeds or Norwich need 2-3 windows. What happens assuming we stay down, when Jack, Tammy and probably McGuinn go, how many players do we need to sign. My guess is at least 11. Where does the money come from to rebuild on that scale given FFP etc. So you look to the youngsters. In my opinion players like Mitchell Clarke should have been given games here for next season. Then as the inevitably for a 4th season in 2nd tier is realised the fans instead of turning toxic and not renewing season tickets might get the renewed optimism Dean Smith originally generated. How can a manager motivate Players to Play scintillating football and then see performances Equivalent to losing the dressing room. The question is not just about Dean Smith but whether Dean Smith has the right backroom staff and whether John Terry is having an adverse effect, maybe he is reluctant to throw his weight round having played with these last season. If it was not JT, I am sure more would question his contribution. I would like the new owners to comment on the performances and results demonstratijng they have empathy with us. UTV